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Celebrating Independence Day in Lincoln in years gone by

A pair of excerpts from Gold Pans And Singletrees looks at the first Independence celebration in Lincoln Gulch, some July 4th shenanigans in Lincoln a few decides later and the formation of the Lincoln Rodeo Club.

Series: Upper Blackfoot Chronicles | Story 7

Celebrating in 1868

The residents of Lincoln Gulch were not always focused on mining, water, and the conditions under which they lived, and in 1868 they had a grand July Fourth celebration.

It featured a 100 foot flagpole flying a $100 flag; the flagpole was located in front of the post office. They reportedly had a 100 gun salute as well.

The glee clubs of Lincoln and McClellan gulches sang for t...


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